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Introducing Social Work

Introducing Social Work

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April 2020 | Learning Matters
This practical guide will help students navigate through all core areas of their course by providing them with a comprehensive introduction to contemporary social work. Written by subject experts, including best-selling Transforming Social Work Practice authors, this essential guide will introduce you to key theory and approaches, helping you to develop and build the skills and knowledge that you will need for practice.

Part I: Social Work Theory and Methods
Chapter 1: Theories and models of social work practice
Chapter 2: The history and context of contemporary social work
Chapter 3: Social work and the law
Chapter 4: Human growth and development in social work
Chapter 5: The social work process – Assessment, Planning, Intervention & Review
Chapter 6: Values and ethics in social work
Part II: Social Work Skills
Chapter 7: Anti-oppressive practice skills
Chapter 8: Writing skills for social workers
Chapter 9: Critical thinking and reflective practice
Chapter 10: Communication and interpersonal skills
Chapter 11: Courtroom skills for social workers
Chapter 12: Group work skills
Chapter 13: Management and leadership skills in social work
Chapter 14: Using research in social work
Chapter 15: Looking after yourself as a social worker
Chapter 16: Creative skills for social workers
Part III: Social Work Interventions in Practice
Chapter 17: Social work and child protection
Chapter 18: Social work and children and young people in need
Chapter 19: Social work with unaccompanied minors
Chapter 20: Social work and children and young people with disabilities
Chapter 21: Social work and mental health
Chapter 22: Social work, disability and health
Chapter 23: Social work and learning disability/difficulties
Chapter 24: Social work with refugees and asylum seekers
Chapter 25: Social work and substance use
Chapter 26: Social work with older people
Chapter 27: Social work, death and dying
Chapter 28: Working with communities

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